As a cyclist you’re active and fit. You eat a balanced diet (mostly!) and care about your health. Don’t let the bottles you drink from undermine your well-being. Take the time to check out the number on the bottom of your sports bottle. If it isn’t on the safe water bottle list get rid of it fast and try a BPA-free alternative like one of the following:
Camelbak: Uses Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. It’s plastic but BPA-free.
Nalgene: Has phased out its BPA plastic bottles and replaced them with two alternatives: an ultra light bottle made from HDPE (high density polyethylene) that is manufactured without BPA and a fitness model made from LDPE (low density polyethylene) also manufactured without BPA. It also makes a stainless steel bottle.
Metal Alternatives That Can Be Used Off The Bike
Siggs: Makes an aluminum bottle with a leach-proof lining that uses a water-based, non-toxic coating that is flexible and crack-resistant for the life of the bottle. Sigg backs up their water bottle with this claim:
“SIGG bottles have no presence of lead, phthalates, Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), Bysphenol A (BPA), Bysphenol B (BPB) or any other chemicals which scientists have deemed as potentially harmful.”
ThinkSport: Makes a stainless steel water bottle that doesn’t contain BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead or cadmium. It’s a double-walled bottle that keeps energy drinks cold, and hot drinks steaming.
Kleen Kanteen: Also makes a stainless steel water bottle that is toxin-free and non-leaching.